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Today, October 12th, Vandetta shares the colorful new music video for her latest single "ONZ,"premiered via KALTBLUT. The bouncy, feel-good track is a homage to the hustlers who don't stop, featuring Kimberly Olsen and produced by Perk Pietrek.
"Most of the scenes are at what we call "void decks" of public housing buildings in Singapore - I love that there's a similarity yet they each look different and have their own character. It's very easy to forget there can be beauty in things you walk past every day...be grateful to have a home, look at it from a new perspective. We chose to celebrate that through symmetry, color and movement." -Vandetta
Vanessa Fernandez is a singer, songwriter and advocate for music and culture in Singapore. As Vandetta, she has taken her prominent position as a tastemaker and musician in Singapore to the world stage. She released her debut self-titled EP in 2013 to much critical acclaim from influential media such as The Fader, Pitchfork, MTV Iggy and LA Weekly. She is also a member of audio-visual collective, Syndicate, and has performed with them at both the Singapore and Sète (France) leg of the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Festival.
"ONZ" comes off of Vandetta's recently released sophomore EP Mindkiller. The title is inspired by a line from Frank Herbert’s cult classic, Dune, “fear is the mindkiller," and also appears on the track "YCDIB." Conceptually, the EP is an exploration of what enables an artist to continue creating in the face of adversity.
“I wanted to work with only Singaporean producers because when I think about what keeps me creating, it's seeing the old guards staying at it and getting inspired by how amazing the young newcomers in our scene are,” Vandetta explains.